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Herr's Potato Chips

nhtom Mar 22, 2007 01:28 PM

does anyone know of any stores in the Boston or New Hampshire area that carry Herr's Potato chips?? I am especially interested in their Ketchup flavor. Walmart sometmes carries them, but it's sporadic. Thanks.

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    rizzo0904 RE: nhtom Mar 22, 2007 01:34 PM

    Herr's potato chips are fantastic!! My DH is from Jersey and they are everywhere down there. I don't recall seeing them up here in Nashua but I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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      TonyO RE: rizzo0904 Mar 22, 2007 01:50 PM

      We put them in our client's vending machines (Vermont). The Baby Back Rib flavor has been getting rave reviews

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        nhtom RE: TonyO Mar 22, 2007 02:49 PM

        I was actually going to try the rib flavor-they had them at Walmart too-but when I went back there wasn't a bag left to be found. Walmart used to carry them frequently and had told me they stopped carrying Herr's altogether. I saw them again about 3 weeks ago, but they are gone again.

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      gryphonskeeper RE: nhtom Mar 22, 2007 04:10 PM

      I went to the Herrs website, and found a wealth of information, including online ordering!

      1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: nhtom Jun 7, 2007 10:14 AM

        You're in luck: in the last few weeks, Shaws supermarkets in Boston have started carrying Herr's potato chips, including the ketchup chips.

        I was slightly dubious when I opened the bag, because these chips are absolutely blood red with seasoning, and I thought they were going to be overpowering. As it happens, though, they're not overseasoned at all, and they're addictive to the point that the empty bag was in the trash about 36 hours after they came into the house.

        If you're used to Canadian ketchup chips (my main point of comparison), these taste quite a bit sweeter, with less of a vinegar note. But they're quite tasty.

        I'm extremely dubious about some of these other flavors, though. Allstonian and I amused ourselves the other day by coming up with new Herr's flavors based on the odder ones in the repertoire: "Macaroni and cheese!" "Mushroom-filled zucchini blossom!" "Monkey!"

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            nhtom RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jun 29, 2007 11:49 AM

            Have you been to any Shaw's outside of Boston that had them? I saw a couple of the Southern NH stores had them for a short time, but as soon as they ran out, that was it. Seems to be the story with them. Same story at Walmart--a huge display of them-two weeks later....gone. Obviously someone bought them, so why they wouldn't restock is beyond me.

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              BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: nhtom Jun 29, 2007 11:51 AM

              Weirdly, that's what happened with the Boston Shaw's stores. They had them for about a month and now they're gone again. Weird.

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                PrincessBakesALot RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jul 1, 2007 06:28 PM

                I got them at the Shaw's in Saugus yesterday (6/30). They had a big display in the deli department with Heinz Ketchup flavor, steak and worcestershire, BBQ Ribs, and a few other "different" flavors.

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                  nhtom RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jul 11, 2007 07:09 AM

                  Wal-mart Supercenter does the same thing-they will have a big display, and when it's gone, they don't show up again for months. Obviously if they are gone, it's likely that someone bought them, so you would think they would order more.

            2. Infomaniac RE: nhtom Jun 29, 2007 12:08 PM

              I've noticed them in a few of the corner stores in the Merrimack Valley recently.
              Today I saw them at a place called Billy's Variety in Dracut, MA on Rte. 110.

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                JOronte RE: Infomaniac Jul 3, 2007 03:23 PM

                I just bought some today, 7/3, at the Shaw's supermarket
                in West Lebanon, NH. It is the Shaw's in the 99 restaurant

              2. Keithel RE: nhtom Jul 11, 2007 01:38 PM

                You know - I seem to recall seeing Herr's potato chips at my local gas station (not one of the chain stations -- "Acton Gas") nice Russian/other former soviet block country immigrants... I know it's low-appeal, but I happened to notice that, and thought I'd mention.. -- this station is at the corner of Rt 27 & Rt 2A/119 in Acton, MA

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